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Red Hook Road by Ayelet Waldman
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Jul 01, 10

bookshelves: own, vine, fiction
Read in July, 2010 — I own a copy

This book was quite a disappointment. It began with a terrible tragedy – the death of a young couple in a car accident on their wedding day. The rest took place during the following few summers in Maine as the families dealing with their loss attempt to fulfill the legacies of the deceased. I was uninterested. The characters were unsympathetic and I found many of their interests, like boxing and sailing, boring. The only engaging plotline involved the bride’s virtuoso violinist grandfather and his relationship with his gifted protégé. Overall, the lives of these two families didn’t hold my interest and I became exhausted of their grieving. The conclusion was anticlimactic and whatever point the author was trying to make was extremely tedious to get to. The writing itself did not lack skill, but the story fell flat.

I received a complimentary copy of this book via the Amazon Vine Program.
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